HOME Manchester to reopen in October with £10 season
Monday, September 7, 2020
Live performances will recommence at the Manchester venue from 13 October, with a season including work by RashDash and Javaad Alipoor.
HOME's 500-seat Theatre 1 has been remodelled to comply with social distancing and will now seat just 120 people, where all tickets will be priced at £10 in a nod to pandemic-related economic struggles for audiences.
The season will include three world premieres – a new show by RashDash called Don’t Go Back to Sleep, the premiere of David Hoyle’s A Grand Auction of My Life, and The Earth Asleep, a new feature-length film and live score.
The remainder of the 11 shows in the re-opening season are to include Javaad Alipoor’s The Believers Are But Brothers, The End by Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas, Sh!t Theatre’s take on Love Actually, Sh!t Actually, and Le Gateau Chocolat’s Duckie, a reworked version of The Ugly Duckling.
A programme of digital work will also be presented, including two works from Ad Infinitum, by deaf artists David Ellington and Matty Gurney, and digital tour showings of Wise Children’s Romantics Anonymous and Dante or Die’s User Not Found.
Home director and chief executive Dave Moutrey said 'Following the incredible response to our opening weekend announcement, I’m pleased to be able to unveil a theatre season starting in October that includes brand new work, boundary-pushing ideas and some of our favourite artists. In addition, we will give equal weight to delivering work online, to ensure that audiences who cannot return just yet can still engage with new, relevant work.'